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Katherine Gordy Levine
Works at Emotional Fitness Training, Inc
Attended University of Delaware
Lives in Littleton, CO
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How to use the good times to improve your #emotionalintelligence  
Holidays are for creating good memories. Good memories help you hold on to all that is good. This EFT exercise strengthens the good ones. Because our brains are survival based, bad memories are m…
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Blog post for parents. Enjoy.
Age and stage fact: Kids until a certain age think what is is what should be, so giving kids too much too soon breeds entitlement. Not healthy for anyone. Parents want their children to be happy. N...
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Two phases help disarm children's negativity. A Parents Are People Too Blog post. 
The joy of parenthood seriously diminishes the joy of marriage. Surprised? Then you probably do not have children. Babies add stress and lots of work, so no surprise that 68% of marriages deteriora...
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Post about practicing perfection. Not good for your mental, heath. These signs about your child apply to you also. 
Trying to perfect a skill/ Good. Trying to be perfect? Bad. One of the ongoing arguments against the possibility of a perfect and powerful God, is how imperfect His/Her creation seems to be. When …
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Untwsit your thinking and improve your #emotionalintelligence  
Pro gun control or anti gun control? Focused on understanding why people behave badly or punishing them when they do? The media promotes this type of either or thinking. Emotional Intelligence, wh…
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Time to be grateful for all you have been given.
The rush and stress of the season often finds us forgetting to be grateful for all we have been given. Every time you say thank you, you are building your emotional fitness. Get in the habit of tha…
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A blog post to get you thinking more about you and about the labels we all toss around.
Narcissistic is one of the labels that gets tossed around a great deal in the psycho-babble of today’s world. Does it fit you? The higher your score, the more you need to work on being kinder…
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Rating scales strengthen #emotionalintelligence  Blog post.
We cannot choose everything, but wise choices improve the chances of living the good life. Make better decisions on the big issues by using a rating scale. Anything can be rated Rating scales …
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A blog post about praying, something we all do whether we believe in God or not. 
I pray, you pray, we all pray. As the old cliché goes. There are no atheists in fox holes. The problem with not believing in one God is that you rely on yourself, on humanity or a number of gods. …
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Parents Are People Too Blog. Teaching love and safety.
The rise in mass shootings worries me, I am sure it worries all who care about children. What to do? Teach love and staying safe. PARENTING TIPS Hate is a sign of weak #emotionalintelligence. P...
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To day is giving day, so give yourself a gift, practice kindness. 
December 1 is National Giving Day, an effort to promote charitable giving. I am using it to promote Deliberate Kindness. – the gift that keeps on giving back. PRACTICE KINDNESS Thank you for …
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Author, CEO Emotional Fitness Training, Inc. Parent Advisor
Skills
Major skill making complicated theory and advice practical.
Employment
  • Emotional Fitness Training, Inc
    Founder and CEO, 1996 - present
    Emotional Fitness Training shares tips, skills and Exercises designed to improve emotional fitness, what many call Emotional Intelligence. If you feelings boss you, get you in trouble, you need to strenghten your emotional fitness skills.
  • Mental Health Association NYC
    Program coordinator, consultant, 2003 - 2009
  • Visiting Nurse Service of New York
    Program Director, 1991 - 2003
  • SCAN NY
    Director Group Home Program, 1986 - 1991
  • Columbia University
    Associate Adjunct Professor, 1984 - 2009
  • Smith College School of Social Work
    Adjunct Professor, 1999 - 2003
  • Rye Non-Secure Detention
    Professional Foster Parent, 1974 - 1986
  • Columbia University
    Field Instructor, Assistant Professor, 1968 - 1975
  • Woman's Hospital at St. Lukes
    Director of Social Services, 1965 - 1968
  • The Mary Fletcher Hospital
    Senior Staff Social Worker, 1961 - 1965
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Littleton, CO
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Why Emotional Fitness ? Just as we need to stay physically strong, we need to stay emotionally strong. EFTI's exercises build emotional strength (Emotional Intelligence.)
Introduction
Author, licensed therapist but mainly an Emotional Fitness Trainer.  Served in the trenches both as a foster mother and then as the Director of Mental Health Crisis Teams in  New York City before, during, and after 911. A retired professor and adjunct professor, I have taught in two Ivy League Schools of Social Work as well as some lessor known schoos. Sharing knowledge about emotional fitness is my passion.  For a listing of all my books go to  My Amazon Author Pages
Bragging rights
Survived 12 years and 300+ kids as a foster parent. Thereafter. directed mental health crisis teams in New York's South Bronx before, during, and after 9/11. Now retired and living in the Wild, wild west and helping raise my grandsons. When not doing that writing, and promoting Emotional Fitness Training, Inc. Been there and done that more than most. and so my advice is practical and tested.
Education
  • University of Delaware
    B.A., 1959
  • Bryn Mawr College
    M.S.S., 1961
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Our two grandsons, now 2 and 4 are lucky enough to live just up the hill from Creative Minds, so when it came time for Mom to return to work, the choice seemed obvious and turned out to be the best option to staying home with the help of a Nanny and few can afford that. Our family couldn't. We often pick the grands up for some quality grandparent time so have popped in at all hours. You should know that for years I provided short term foster care to troubled teens; I am also a licensed therapist; I directed mental health crisis teams for families and children in NYCity before, during, and after 9/11; I taught human behavior courses at both Columbia University and Smith College Schools of Social Work; finally, I have published 18 parenting and emotional fitness training books. When I say Creative Minds deserves a 10 rating, I know what I am talking about.
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